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Saturday April 3, 2010 Finished Turf Moor

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Burnley

  • Fletcher 71’

Manchester City

  • Adebayor 4’, 45’
  • Bellamy 5’
  • Tévez 7’
  • Vieira 20’
  • Kompany 58’

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  1. City hit sorry Burnley for six

    City hit sorry Burnley for six

    Manchester City romped into fourth place in the Premier League thanks to a resounding 6-1 thumping of sorry Burnley at a soggy Turf Moor. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Burnley
    • Manchester City
    • 90'+4 There it is! All over at Turf Moor! And City thump sad, sorry, soggy Burnley 6-1 to go fourth!
    • 90' Three minutes of added time to be played...
    • 89' The man of the match has been announced on the Turf Moor tannoy... Steven Fletcher!
    • 87' Kompany fires a volley goalwards from pretty much the halfway line! It almost embarasses Jensen further on the bounce, but goes wide of the post!
    • 85' Burnley string a few passes together and the home fans ironically give a round of 'oles'!
    • 83' Tevez departs having done a fantastic job for City today and Alex Nimley comes on.
    • 81' Fletcher is brought off and replaced by Paterson...
    • 79' City make another change as Roque Santa Cruz replaces two-goal Adebayor...
    • 75' Eagles now lets fly on target! It bounces just in front of Given, but he makes the save look easy enough!
    • 72' Of course, they're not at all, but at least those rain-soaked fans have a goal to shout about...
    • 71' GOAL! BURNLEY SCORE! It's a great finish from Fletcher who runs in behind Toure to latch onto a throughball and despatch a shot into the top corner! 6-1 now and Burnley are back in it!
    • 67' Sylvinho limps off and De Jong comes on...
    • 65' It doesn't look like this one is going to be called off now... rain is still falling, but it's not too heavy.
    • 61' The good news for City is that the rain is not getting any worse... in fact, it's not half as bad as it was during half-time.
    • 59' "Off, off, off" is the shout from the Burnley fans! One assumes they're referring to the match...
    • 58' GOAL! IT'S SIX! Kompany heads home from the corner! It's the same drill: Alexander and Cort nowhere to be seen, Kompany virtually unchallenged, Jensen picks the ball out of the net... 6-0 to City!
    • 55' Bellamy! Ooh! His effort from the edge of the box is deflected off Cort for a City corner!
    • 54' The Burnley bench are complaining to the ref that the pitch is now unplayable!
    • 53' Much better from the hosts this half... well, it couldn't be any worse, could it?
    • 52' Nugent! Ooh! The Burnley striker gets to a back-post cross but his can only drive his volley into the ground and wide!
    • 51' Nugent does really well to worm past a few City challenges but his finish does not match his approach play and he shoots wide of the mark!
    • 48' Conditions are pretty tricky out there at the moment... large puddles are forming and it is not beyond the realms of possibility that this one will be called off... we saw the same thing at Plymouth earlier in the season, much to Barnley's annoyance - they were leading 4-1 and went on to win just a point in the replayed game.
    • 47' It's absolutely tipping down in Burnley... just a thought - what if the game were abandonned due to a waterlogged pitch? It would have to be replayed from scratch....
    • 46' Burnley have made two changes... Elliott and Cork on for McDonald and Blake....
    • 46' Back underway at Turf Moor!
    • 45'+3 There goes the half-time whistle... and Burnley head in 5-0 down at the break! Amazing....
    • 45' GOAL! IT'S FIVE FOR CITY! ADEBAYOR! Tevez plays a slide rule pass through for his strike partner to run on to... he keeps his cool and City lead 5-0! Again, where was the defending?!
    • 44' TEVEZ OFF THE POST! Cracking strike from the Argentine striker... Jensen is beaten, but the woodwork comes to his rescue!
    • 42' TEVEZ! Barry bursts forward to take advantage of yet more non-existent marking before playing it back to Bellamy, who fires a cross-shot in... and Tevez is mere inches away from sliding in City's fifth!
    • 40' VIEIRA! Ooh! So close to a second for the Frenchman! He starts the move and nearly finishes it by turning Adebayor's cross goalwards! Jensen is there to make the save but he can't hold onto it.... it's cleared eventually though!
    • 39' City break quickly with Johnson but his attempted centre is deflected behind for a corner!
    • 38' Burnley win a second corner as Onuoha knocks behind from the first... Nugent! Great header on target, but Given is there to City's rescue with an instinctive point-blank stop!
    • 37' Given is forced into tipping over his bar as a free-kick takes a hefty deflection off the wall and loops goalwards!
    • 36' Nugent looks for a free-kick... it's not given... moments later Onuoha wins one for City and the home crowd don't like that.
    • 35' Credit to the Burnley fans that remain inside Turf Moor... they're all getting behind their side in a bid to rouse them...
    • 34' Tevez unleashes a striker on goal at the other end, but it hits the side netting as the rain comes pouring down in Lancashire.
    • 33' Fletcher jinks inside and lets fly but his effort is dragged wide of Given's goal!
    • 32' Sylvinho has a chance to play it through for Bellamy but the Brazilian's pass is far too undercooked and Burnley are able to clear their lines.
    • 30' Bellamy looks to slip the ball through for Adebayor, but it's slightly overhit and the ball runs through to Jensen... 10 minutes without a goal now.
    • 27' Fletcher pulls the ball back to Eagles, who sends over a decent cross... but there's no one there to finish it off... Alexander picks up the pieces but his effort is deflected wide of the mark!
    • 23' Sven-Goran Eriksson is spotted in the crowd... he was at Old Trafford earlier today...
    • 21' This could be a record breaker... 100s more Burnley fans are leaving the ground... you have to feel for them - their team have been embarassingly bad today.
    • 20' GOAL! IT'S FOUR! VIEIRA HEADS CITY INTO A 4-0 LEAD! The Frenchman outmuscles Fox to thump a header past Jensen from a corner to register his first goal since returning to England!
    • 19' Every time City come forward they look like scoring... Adebayor, Tevez, Bellamy and Johnson are having an absolute field day...
    • 18' According to the team sheet, Burnley have two centre-halves - Leon Cort and Michael Duff - but it honestly looks like they're just playing with a right-back and a left-back.
    • 17' City are rampant... Johnson cuts inside from the right wing and lets fly! Just wide of the far post!
    • 16' At least Burnley have plenty of time to get back into this one... oh come on, it's not going to happen.
    • 15' Perhaps some of the Bunrley back line have walked out with those fans... it honestly looks like they're playing with seven men!
    • 14' This is embarassing as City again come forward... Bunrley simply are not defending! They're nowhere to be seen!
    • 13' Not a bad effort by Blake as Burnley look to get back into the game... wide of the mark though...
    • 12' City are through again... it's three on one! Where is Burnley's defence? Johnson plays it inside towards Tevez, but it bounces off Cort's head and into the arms of Jensen! Lucky...
    • 10' Tevez looks to find Johnson with a long ball over the top... but it's overhit and Jensen is able to claim.
    • 9' What can you say? City seem to have grabbed fourth place after just seven minutes of play while Burnley's hopes of staying in the Premier League are hanging by a thread...
    • 8' And that's the cue for some Burnley fans to walk out.... that must be a record!
    • 7' GOAL! THREE FOR CITY! AMAZING! 3-0 UP INSIDE SEVEN MINUTES! Tevez feeds Johnson who cuts back to Adebayor... his shot is split by Jensen right into the path of Tevez, who taps home from close range! 3-0!
    • 5' GOAL! BELLAMY GIVES CITY A TWO-GOAL LEAD! Tevez is afforded far too much space as he advances towards goal... he gives it to Bellamy who moves inside and easily scores past Jensen!
    • 4' What a start for City! They're heading for fourth place!
    • 4' GOAL! ADEBAYOR PUTS CITY AHEAD! The corner comes finds its way to the Togo striker after Duff fails to clear his lines and he lashes home to give City the lead!
    • 3' Oooh! Brilliant by Tevez to back heel into Johnson's path... he cuts inside and lets fly! It takes a slight deflection before hitting the outside the post!
    • 2' City are in their all black away kit tonight...
    • 1' Here we go! Underway at Turf Moor!
    • - Burnley boss Brian Laws recalls Robbie Blake, Chris Eagles and Danny Fox.
    • - So, City make four changes, Gareth Barry, Craig Bellamy, Nedum Onuoha and Sylvinho all coming into the side.
    • - And today's referee is Alan Wiley (Staffordshire)
    • - Man City: Given, Onuoha, Toure, Kompany, Sylvinho, Adam Johnson, Vieira, Barry, Bellamy, Adebayor, Tevez. Subs: Nielsen, Garrido, Wright-Phillips, Santa Cruz, De Jong, Boyata, Nimely
    • - The teams are in... Burnley: Jensen, Mears, Duff, Cort, Fox, McDonald, Alexander, Nugent, Blake, Eagles, Steven Fletcher. Subs: Weaver, Carlisle, Paterson, Elliott, Bikey, Thompson, Cork
    • - City have kept just three clean sheets in total this season - fewer than any other club in the division.
    • - City have not won in their last five Premier League North West derby matches away from home -losing at Everton in their last one - since a 2-0 victory at Blackburn Rovers on the opening day of the season.
    • - Burnley, at the other end of the table, are struggling at the moment - they have no win in their last eight league matches, and lost the last three. Their only victory in their last 21 was 2-1 at home against West Ham United on February 6.
    • - Burnley and City have met 85 times in the league. Burnley have won 27, Manchester City 35 and there have been 23 draws.
    • - City are chasing hard for a that final Champions League spot - victory today will go a long way to aiding that cause.
    • - Manchester City make the short trip to Turf Moor to take on Burnley in the late kick-off.
  • Summary

    • 87' Kompany fires a volley goalwards from pretty much the halfway line! It almost embarasses Jensen further on the bounce, but goes wide of the post!
    • 71' GOAL! BURNLEY SCORE! It's a great finish from Fletcher who runs in behind Toure to latch onto a throughball and despatch a shot into the top corner! 6-1 now and Burnley are back in it!
    • 58' GOAL! IT'S SIX! Kompany heads home from the corner! It's the same drill: Alexander and Cort nowhere to be seen, Kompany virtually unchallenged, Jensen picks the ball out of the net... 6-0 to City!
    • 51' Nugent does really well to worm past a few City challenges but his finish does not match his approach play and he shoots wide of the mark!
    • 45' GOAL! IT'S FIVE FOR CITY! ADEBAYOR! Tevez plays a slide rule pass through for his strike partner to run on to... he keeps his cool and City lead 5-0! Again, where was the defending?!
    • 44' TEVEZ OFF THE POST! Cracking strike from the Argentine striker... Jensen is beaten, but the woodwork comes to his rescue!
    • 42' TEVEZ! Barry bursts forward to take advantage of yet more non-existent marking before playing it back to Bellamy, who fires a cross-shot in... and Tevez is mere inches away from sliding in City's fifth!
    • 40' VIEIRA! Ooh! So close to a second for the Frenchman! He starts the move and nearly finishes it by turning Adebayor's cross goalwards! Jensen is there to make the save but he can't hold onto it.... it's cleared eventually though!
    • 39' City break quickly with Johnson but his attempted centre is deflected behind for a corner!
    • 38' Burnley win a second corner as Onuoha knocks behind from the first... Nugent! Great header on target, but Given is there to City's rescue with an instinctive point-blank stop!
    • 27' Fletcher pulls the ball back to Eagles, who sends over a decent cross... but there's no one there to finish it off... Alexander picks up the pieces but his effort is deflected wide of the mark!
    • 20' GOAL! IT'S FOUR! VIEIRA HEADS CITY INTO A 4-0 LEAD! The Frenchman outmuscles Fox to thump a header past Jensen from a corner to register his first goal since returning to England!
    • 17' City are rampant... Johnson cuts inside from the right wing and lets fly! Just wide of the far post!
    • 7' GOAL! THREE FOR CITY! AMAZING! 3-0 UP INSIDE SEVEN MINUTES! Tevez feeds Johnson who cuts back to Adebayor... his shot is split by Jensen right into the path of Tevez, who taps home from close range! 3-0!
    • 5' GOAL! BELLAMY GIVES CITY A TWO-GOAL LEAD! Tevez is afforded far too much space as he advances towards goal... he gives it to Bellamy who moves inside and easily scores past Jensen!
    • 4' GOAL! ADEBAYOR PUTS CITY AHEAD! The corner comes finds its way to the Togo striker after Duff fails to clear his lines and he lashes home to give City the lead!
    • 3' Oooh! Brilliant by Tevez to back heel into Johnson's path... he cuts inside and lets fly! It takes a slight deflection before hitting the outside the post!
    • - Man City: Given, Onuoha, Toure, Kompany, Sylvinho, Adam Johnson, Vieira, Barry, Bellamy, Adebayor, Tevez. Subs: Nielsen, Garrido, Wright-Phillips, Santa Cruz, De Jong, Boyata, Nimely
    • - The teams are in... Burnley: Jensen, Mears, Duff, Cort, Fox, McDonald, Alexander, Nugent, Blake, Eagles, Steven Fletcher. Subs: Weaver, Carlisle, Paterson, Elliott, Bikey, Thompson, Cork

Team lineup & ratings

  • Lineup

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • B. Jensen
      • T. Mears
      • M. Duff
      • L. Cort
      • D. Fox
      • K. McDonald Substitution Out (45′)
      • G. Alexander
      • D. Nugent
      • R. Blake Substitution Out (45′)
      • C. Eagles
      • S. Fletcher Goal Substitution Out (81′)

      Subs

      • N. Weaver
      • C. Carlisle
      • S. Thompson
      • A. Bikey
      • W. Elliott Substitution In45′
      • M. Paterson Substitution In81′
      • J. Cork Substitution In45′
    • Starting line-up

      • S. Given
      • N. Onuoha
      • K. Touré
      • V. Kompany Goal
      • Sylvinho Substitution Out (67′)
      • P. Vieira Goal
      • G. Barry
      • A. Johnson
      • C. Bellamy Goal
      • E. Adebayor Goals×2 Substitution Out (79′)
      • C. Tévez Goal Substitution Out (83′)

      Subs

      • R. Santa Cruz Substitution In79′
      • S. Wright-Phillips
      • J. Garrido
      • N. de Jong Substitution In67′
      • G. Nielsen
      • D. Boyata
      • A. Tchuimeni-Nimely Substitution In83′
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